For me, photography has always been about exploration. It’s about solving problems, whether it be creative or technical. It’s about learning new ways of seeing and being able to share that vision with the world.
My process is based on authenticity and creating comfortable environments where real interactions can happen. It’s about enjoyment, about seeing people enjoy what I make, and about learning which lens each project or client require me to look through.
I am a creative thinker with a blue collar work ethic. I work hard and expect those around me to do the same, but I make sure we’re all having fun. I am patient, flexible and understanding and I know how to tell stories that relate to real people.
Located in Pennsylvania. Working in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York, DC, Baltimore.
Available for assignment worldwide. I like to travel.
David launched his photo career while pedaling 3,254 miles across the United States as a bicycling photographer for the American Lung Association. In addition to making still photographs for editorial, commercial, and non-profit organizations, David also directs, shoots, and edits video projects for local, national, and international clients.
David and his family live in Madison, Wisconsin with a dog named Winnie, a coop full of chickens, and seven bikes. David works with editorial and commercial clients, including The New York Times Magazine, Organic Valley, Harley Davidson, Outside Magazine, Ford, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Volkswagan, Runners World, Duluth Trading Co, amazon.com, The Guardian, Saris Cycling Group, AARP, City of Hope, Golf Digest, Accuray, Buell Motorcycles, Time, Ironman North American, American Lung Association, JanSport, & UPS
My passion for photography started when I was 12 years old. My father handed me his Nikon camera and told me to go down to the Texas Stadium sideline and take photos of my brother who was playing football. When we got the film back a few days later we were both pleasantly surprised. I can still remember the exhilaration of that moment. I get that same feeling today when I see the image flash in my viewfinder and later again on my computer. Especially now that I’m doing what I love for people who really need that special image for their company.
Andrew and Ann-Sophie are the Bowery Image Group.
From opposite sides of the world, this Australian and Danish duo met in a downtown Manhattan photo studio through their shared love of the image. Andrew, a photojournalist from country Australia and Ann-Sophie, a lifestyle photographer daughter of Danish designers. A yin and and a yang.
Together they work creating corporate and marketing imagery for the world’s top brands. Ann-Sophie’s quiet and considered refinement combines with Andrew’s pulse racing love of capturing the moment.
Ann-Sophie has worked to create images for Citibank, FX, Lyft, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Adidas, Nike, Elmhurst Hospital, RCA Records.
Andrew, globally published through his work with global news agency Reuters, has created images for McDonald’s, Adidas, Nintendo, Microsoft, Ford.
They can be booked as a team or separately per commission.
This is usually the area where photographers pretentiously posture as if they just cured cancer. They talk about how they connect spiritually with their subjects or how they’ve been influenced by Pee Wee Herman. Whatever. I find it quite annoying. In that spirit, I’ll keep my pitch short and sweet.
Here’s what you need to know about me. I have more than 30 years experience in newspaper, magazine and commercial photography. I was a director of photography for a midwest ad agency as well as for the Topeka Capital-Journal.I shared in a Pulitzer Prize at the Kansas City Star for its coverage of the Hyatt Skywalk Collapse in 1981. A small piece of it, but a Pulitzer nonetheless.
I like to have fun. I ride a road bike a lot, and my family is my number one priority. I won’t tolerate intolerance. I don’t like it when people talk on their cell phones while driving. It’s dangerous. I play the uilleann pipes. I went to law school with my daughter. But the most important things you need to know about me are: I am easy to work with, I don’t take myself too seriously, and I produce great work on a budget and on deadline.
And now, I’m a FAA Part 107 Certified Drone pilot offering photography from an aerial perspective, too.
Ilan Godfrey (b 1980) is a South African photographer, who’s work explores the diverse social, political, economic and environmental currents that shape contemporary South Africa, giving viewers a broader, and at the same time, more deeply personal understanding of the country they live in but seldom truly gets to grips with. His photographic practice includes extensive research and focuses on issues that expose South Africa’s constantly shifting landscape, documenting the country with an in-depth and intimate conscience. By conveying through long-term, multi-layered projects a process of investigative narration with photography, he reveals varied aspects of societal change across the country.
My obsession with photography dates back to elementary school when I discovered
that the camera could carry some weight on the playground. Our house had a
darkroom which was not ventilated. The fumes, together with the Stones, Dylan
and Abba were intoxicating. It’s no wonder I spent most of my childhood there.
After 40+ years of shooting, my relationship with photography is healthier than ever.
I work to balance commercial assignments, personal work and pro bono work. I have
begrudgingly lived through the transition from film to digital. If I ran for president, my
platform would be the world needs fewer, better photographs and I would heavily fund
the ‘slow photography’ movement. Putting my time where my mouth is, I have adopted
a forgotten photographic process, the photogravure, and am deeply diving into its preservation.
Hilary is very supportive of my photogravure obsession. So much so that even when
she can’t sleep, she asks about it…
Kat Schleicher is a freelance commercial and editorial photographer. She was born on the coast of a great lake in Michigan, spent her childhood on a little farm in Central Illinois, lived next to a rice field in Japan, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and the hills of Los Angeles. She currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she and her husband are raising their two young children. She started her photography education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio.
I love collaborating with my clients and getting to know them. I do whatever it takes to put my clients at ease by making photography fun, creative and enjoyable. I work closely with my clients to take their project from concept to completion. My photo projects have taken me across the street and around the globe. Working under pressure or in a fast-paced environment comes second nature to me.
When I’m not shooting, you can probably find me in my garden, hiking something — somewhere or on my yoga mat. My alter ego to photography is being a 200 RYT at Blue Yoga Nyla in North Little Rock. When I’m not shooting, I’m teaching yoga, or deepening my own practice.
Currently based in Little Rock, Arkansas, I have degree in journalism with a photojournalism emphasis. I began my professional photography career at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette where I was a staff photographer for more than 15 years.
Sara Rubinstein is a commercial director and still photographer based in Minneapolis, MN. Her work combines elements of authenticity, emotional range, beauty and candor. Sara graduated from Carleton College in 1998 with a degree in Biology and a minor in German. It took a 6 month stint as a computer programmer before Sara found photography, starting off as a photo assistant until transitioning to full time shooting in 2002. Over 20 years as a still photographer led to directing motion pieces focusing on authentic emotion and story. Sara believes personal work inspires both her humanity and her commercial endeavors. Her passions include photography, riding horses, travel to remote landscapes, camping with her family in their VW Campervan, and she hopes to one day publish a collection of short stories.
I was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. I could engage a target from 500 yards and fieldstrip an M-16 blindfolded. After serving with some of the bravest people I’ve ever met, I traded my weapon for a camera — and learned about myself.
In the years that followed, I was reborn through photojournalism. My work has since taken me around the world — and into the lives of countless beautiful people. Today I shoot a healthy mixture of commercial, editorial, and personal work.
If it’s true that we’re all on a fast train to somewhere, you’ll recognize me as the elder statesman with the kid spirit in the front car.
Don’t be a stranger.
Photography is about telling a story and I’ve been doing it as a commercial photographer for over twenty years. Whether it be through one frame or a series of images, I love making photographs that speak about the subject. I’m drawn to location choices that complement a subject yet recede enough to allow the subject to dominate the image.
Since growing up in Houston, TX in my father’s printing company, I’ve always enjoyed the meticulous nature of my business. From operating an offset press at the age of 15, I learned the importance of quality craftsmanship that has remained an important aspect throughout my life. What I truly love about photography is both the technical and artistic sides. It’s the balance of both of these that create interesting images that resonate with the viewer.
In this day of digital media and our constant bombardment by visual clutter, it is so important to make imagery that tells its story in an elegant and unique way. Whether it’s a single still photograph or a series, I enjoy making images that successfully communicate my client’s vision.
I live in beautiful Grapevine, TX along with my wife Rebecca and our two kids… Noah (17) and Annalise (15).
In the beginning he aspired to smuggle gems from Sri Lanka and live on the island of Fatu Hiva where Gauguin painted. Instead moved to Micronesia and got lost for two years. Fell in lust. Slid down a coconut tree; very painful. Saw a blue moon. Was attacked by sharks but got lucky. Built houses, speared fish, Fell in love. Went home empty handed. Went to school, got bored then graduated. Lived in Mexico, fell in love, got drunk with a cartel hit man. Lived in Indian village, broke two ribs, lost all his money on a cock fight, got lost in a cave but now is found. Published widely acclaimed work. Made mama proud. Worked for newspapers. Worked for Sipa Press. Walked in the desert, got heat stroke, thought he saw God or Jerry Garcia. Recovered. Worked for Life, Fortune, Newsweek, National Geographic. Went to Cuba and smoked cigars. Fell in Love. Married in Havana. She saw him coming a mile away. Fortunate tragedy. Recovered. Worked for New York Times, Discovery Channel, Amgen, Target, etc. Worked in Latin America. Fell in Love with the wrong woman then Fell in love with the right woman Got Married, wife, kid, beagle and garden. The whole nine yards. Beagle ate the house. Likes tomatoes, green tea and bike riding. Most pressing question: "Are we living in a simulation.?"
Martin Dyrlov´s work is characterised by keeping the motif in focus with clean photos, well balanced both in colour and composition.
Whether it´s a food shoot, landscape, lifestyle or portrait it´s the natural daylight "look" thats important to achieve. Born in Bangkok, living both in Asia and Europe he picked up his camera at the age of 13.
In Thailand he walked around the streets of Bangkok, photographing monks, temples, and food markets, for the postcard industry, and editorial travel essays.
After graduation high school in Bangkok in 1989, he travelled around South East Asia, then returned to Denmark to get an education in the photography business. Four years later, after working for leading photographers in Denmark, Martin established his own studio in Copenhagen, at the age of 24. Martin currently works for advertising, editorial and book publishing, which enables him to be very flexible in styles and looks.
Martin is newly based in Copenhagen center harbour area, where his lightning style is influenced by his daylight studio.
I’m a location photographer based in Cleveland,OH and I provide the photography you need to illustrate your editorial publication, annual report, or brand campaign. I specialize in shooting everything from portraiture to the performing arts. During the past 30 years I have been a regular contributor to a long list of national publications which have included Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, The New York Times, and Reader’s Digest. In addition to editorial portraiture, architecture, and industrial photography I also provide photography services for The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland. At night I am the house photographer for Great Lakes Theater Festival, Cleveland Play House, and the internationally renowned Cleveland Orchestra. I grew up in the editorial business.
As a Kansas City-based commercial and editorial photographer, Steve Puppe’s freelance assignments range from food and environmental portraiture, to healthcare, agriculture and corporate photography.
Living with his wife, two daughters and son outside the city, and with a studio in the Strawberry Hill area, Steve has stayed connected to the city where he’s spent much of his life.
Steve’s interest in photography, like his connection to his hometown, has deep roots. With a painter for a mother, he was exposed to art at a young age, taking every art class available to him. He flirted with the paintbrush and the pencil, but it wasn’t until he received a camera that he fell in love. From his first high school photo class, Steve knew what he wanted to do with his life. While still a high school student, he had the good fortune of working with Hallmark Cards, which paired him with commercial photographers, and paid for his film and photo trips.
Steve continued his photo studies at Kansas University, where he studied advertising and photojournalism. He also freelanced for Hallmark and commercial photographers on the side. Through Hallmark, Steve furthered his creative development, learning how to capture a diverse range of subjects from people to still life. He took that experience with him into a career in photojournalism, covering a variety of stories for notable papers. Eventually, Steve headed back to the studio, working as an in-house photographer at an ad agency. It was there that his degree in advertising gave came into play, giving him the insight to take on a wide array of clients and campaigns. Working as a graphic designer and photographer allowed Steve to take projects from conception all the way to the press check.
Fast forward and nowadays, Steve combines that commercial experience with photojournalistic story telling shooting for notable clients like Cerner, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Sprint, Nike, Google, AT&T, Chrysler and IBM. When he’s not out on assignment, he’s cooking up some Kansas City BBQ, or taking pictures of his family because when Steve’s taking a picture, he’s happy.
I love what I do. The challenge of making new and compelling images for my clients or for my personal work keeps me moving forward. And meeting new and interesting people is a great perk to any job.
I’m always inspired by travel to new locations and new ideas.
Starting out in Florida with an English degree, I then moved out to Boulder, Colorado, where I earned my MA in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I might have also spent some time hiking and snowboarding while I was out there . . . .
Ian is a freelance photographer and filmmaker.
In between editing and assignments, Ian MacLellan rock climbs, runs, canoes, surfs, bikes, and has been photographing a daily blog for the last six years. He loves photographing for magazines, websites, posterity, gigantic billboards, social media campaigns, and everything in between.
Commercial Clients: L.L. Bean, The North Face, Janji, Brooks Running, Huckberry, Boston Celtics, Boston Scientific, OmniPod, Tufts Health Plan, Audi, Land Rover, Mizuno, West Elm, Steward Health Care, Target, Hannaford Supermarkets, Museum of Science Boston, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, City of Boston, Brooklyn Boulders, Boathouse Group, and MORE Advertising, .
Editorial and Non-Profit Clients: Runner’s World, Nature, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, Trust for Public Land, Appalachian Mountain Club, Mass Audubon, Preservation Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Seattle Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, BuzzFeed News, Travel + Leisure, Genome, Law360, ChildObesity180, Tufts University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Magazine, , and Canoe and Kayak Magazine.
I’m a corporate and editorial photographer, based in Essen, Germany. This is what I do: Shoot portraits of all kinds of people in offices, factories, on ships, in operation rooms, and wherever an assignment takes me. I get to see a lot of different people and places and I love it. Sometimes, I do travel photography too and get my share of fresh air. I like to compose my pictures thoroughly. My experience as a freelance photographer now counts 16 years. I work for magazines. agencies, and companies.
I am a seeker, an artist, a photographer, a father, a husband, a lover of all things eclectic, a listener, a cook, a marketer, a business person, an outdoorsman and voyeur. I’ve photographed everyone from CEOs to celebrities to industry leaders to politicians to the every day "regular" person for over thirty years. I’ve hung out of helicopters, staged robberies, worked with models in the Caribbean, negotiated access to rooftops in Times Square, and once took 46 flights to Europe in 6 months all for the perfect image. I love that commercial photography allows me to problem solve while collaborating with different people in different places every day. I knew I found “my thing” pretty early when I noticed the world falling away while I’m shooting – it’s magical.
My work has been featured in national advertising, publications, billboards, annual reports, and more. I’ve also had numerous solo and group exhibitions of both my commercial and personal work, and I’m proud to have received national and international awards.
I’m based out of Phoenix, Arizona but my work frequently takes me nationally and internationally. Most of my inspiration for the type of photography I’ve come to love is derived from my varied past. I grew up in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains where I then chose to backpack around the world, attend college at Columbia University in New York – where I lived for nearly 10 years – and have lived in HI, CA and NM. While Phoenix is where I currently reside, I always go back to the rural mountains of Colorado as my home. And also the South of France. I really like the South of France.
JOHN VALLS STUDIO specializes in capturing the nuance and beauty of food. From farm to fork, with clients running the gamut of the restaurant and winery world. From white linen exposures plated by Beard award winning chefs, to urban exposed-rafter restaurants filled with handcrafted cool, all the way to the farms and vineyards that supply these restaurants with artisan delicacies, John Valls Studio specializes in capturing every part of the food cycle. John and Theresa are John Valls Studio. Whether they are working in the studio or in the field, Theresa unites the necessary elements for the perfect moment and John captures it flawlessly.
John shoots all forms of culinary exceptionalism. Upstart restaurants, renowned chefs, wineries, agencies and publishers have all relied on his honed intuitive sense to help discover every project’s true purpose. His vast experience in the studio and in the field help mold his client’s concepts, creating something unforgettable with each photograph.
Rob Culpepper is a commercial photographer based in Birmingham, Alabama.
Please note that due to current Covid 19 restrictions, we are employing social distancing and common sense solutions to keep subjects and crew safe. Most of the work on this website was executed with a small number of people on set—sometimes just me and the subject, other times with a handful of people including Agency and Client representatives. Regardless of how Covid 19 affects future photo shoots, my work has always benefitted from small, intimate settings, and I look forward to delivering great creative regardless of the number of bodies on set.
At Nathan Lindstrom Photography we strive to take each production beyond our client’s biggest dreams. We listen. We ask questions. Then we listen more. We pay attention to every detail. We plan. We organize. We plan for contingencies. Genuine storytelling doesn’t happen in a hurry and it doesn’t happen by accident. We work hard in pre-production so that our productions allow for a laid-back environment that facilitates the real moments needed for genuine storytelling.
Whitney Curtis is a photographer based in St. Louis, Missouri, who tells visual stories for a wide range of editorial, commercial and nonprofit clients.
After graduating with a degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Whitney worked as a staff photojournalist at The Kansas City Star, northern Utah’s Standard-Examiner and the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago.
She is an alumna of the Eddie Adams Workshop, Missouri Photo Workshop and NPPA’s Multimedia Immersion Workshop. She has also received hostile environment and first aid training. As an editorial photojournalist, her work has been honored by the Associated Press, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism and Women in Photojournalism. Her work has appeared in group exhibitions at the United Nations Visitor Centre, the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Monroe Gallery of Photography.